A walk in the woods helps me relax and release tension.

Writing Prompt: A walk in the woods helps me relax and release tension.  The fact that I am dragging a body should be completely irrelevant.

Time: 30 minutes

Editing: No. Posted as is.

***************************
A walk in the woods helps me relax and release tension.  The fact that I am dragging a body should be completely irrelevant.

I can’t help but chuckle to myself.  Everyone who is into hiking and spending time in the woods has shared the meme, especially my friends.  We joke about helping each other bury bodies all the time but I don’t think anyone expects me to be the one who knows how to dispose of them.

As the ground crunches underfoot, the air stills.  I stop and listen. The birds have stopped chirping, the chipmunks and squirrels stopped skittering through the underbrush, and the air has stopped rustling the leaves.  I start moving forward again, the tarp helping the body slide over the earth. I am close.

Within steps of the pit, I’m almost pulled off my feet.  I can’t help it my brain immediately goes to wondering if I was followed; if someone happened to be hiking out here; if I have been found out.  As I look back I sigh with relief when I see the grommet of the tarp caught on a root. Stepping back towards the bottom of the tarp, I reach down and tug it free.
***************************

I couldn’t focus on writing and just letting it flow.  I spent too much time wanting to edit as I wrote.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s